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Preview: Grecians vs Stags

4 January 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of our clash with Exeter City at St James' Park...


Defender Martin Riley is a doubt for the match at St James’ Park, having suffered a groin injury in our midweek draw with Burton Albion.

Midfielder Jamie McGuire could also miss out. The 30-year-old was substituted at half-time at Cheltenham Town six days ago, with the same injury.

Frontmen Sam Clucas and Ben Hutchinson remain long-term absentees.

Skipper Adam Murray will make his 500th career appearance, should he play any part in the match.

Meanwhile, Exeter club captain Danny Coles (knee) and Matt Oakley (ankle) are both sidelined through injury, whilst midfielder Matt Gill is also a doubt.


Our side ended their 13-match winless streak in Sky Bet League Two with a stunning 2-1 victory at Cheltenham Town in our last away match.

The success at Whaddon Road was followed up with a point, which came from a 0-0 draw with Burton Albion at One Call Stadium in midweek.

We now occupy 18th spot in the table, with the Grecians six points better off than us in 13th position.

In Exeter’s last match, they eased to a 3-1 win at neighbours Torquay United, with Tom Nichols, David Wheeler and Alan Gow on the score-sheet.


In the reverse fixture at One Call Stadium earlier this term, we secured our first point back in the Football League after an entertaining 0-0 draw.

Our last visit to St James’ Park was back in January 2002. We earned a 1-0 victory on a cold Tuesday night thanks to an early strike by Liam Lawrence.

Our full record against the Grecians is as follows: Won 18, Drew 17, Lost 19.


Mr Darren Bond has been appointed as the match referee. He will be assisted by Mr Paul Hobday and Mr Michael Webb. The Fourth Official is Mr Richard Hulme.


Supporters should pay at the turnstiles on matchday at St James' Park. No tickets are available in advance from One Call Stadium.

We will be housed in a seated section of the Stagecoach Stand, and also the uncovered St James’ Road terrace. Up to 1,000 supporters can be accommodated in total.

Admission/Ticket Prices:

Seating: £21 Adults, £15 Senior Citizens (Over 60), £6 Under 18s & Students*, £3 Under 12s.
Terracing (Uncovered): £17 Adults, £12 Senior Citizens (Over 60), £5 Under 18s & Students*, £3 Under 12s.

*Students, who must be in full-time education, will be required to produce a valid NUS card at the turnstiles.

Disabled supporters who require a wheelchair space are asked to contact Exeter City on 01392 411243.


You can follow us on Twitter, @MansfieldTownFC, for pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates on the match.


If you aren’t travelling to St James’ Park, you can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).

Furthermore, you can also hear full-match commentary in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, which is open from 12noon.

Mansfield 103.2’s ‘Stags FM’ show begins at 1.00pm. To subscribe to Stags Player, click here.

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